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“Spend a little more and get somewhere decent”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bayswater Inn

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Bayswater Inn
Ranked #942 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Spend a little more and get somewhere decent”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We only stayed here for a night, thank god. We booked the hotel as we knew we were not going to spend much time in the room. On arrival everything seemed fine, room was clean and spacious enough, however the air-con didn't work and you could only open the window a little. The beds had rubber mattress protectors and our room was next to the lift meaning we were kept up all night long with a child who couldn't sleep with the noise of the lift and people coming in and out. The room was absolutely boiling and we had no way of cooling it down.There were a lot of dodgy characters around to say the least and when I tried to complain the hotel were not very interested and just gave a meek, sorry! We don't normally stay in budget hotels, but thought since we were only sleeping there then there wouldn't be a problem. We were wrong, my advise, spend an extra 40-50 pounds and stay somewhere decent.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Location is OK, just outside the congestion zone with parking nearby (£24 for 24 hours).

As you approach the hotel main entrance you have to ask the smokers congregating round the entrance to let you through.

Check in was simple although a credit card was required and charged a £10 deposit despite having paid in advance.

The room linen was clean, that was it regarding clean things in the room.

The carpet was stained/marked and generally extremely grubby. It looked like a workshop floor and I didnt want my kids to be in a room like this.

The curtains were in a sorry state.

The bathroom was dirty with nasty bacteria like growths round the bath/sink and a toilet seat that was not secure. We had two rooms as it was a family visit and the other room had the same issues but with bolts left on top of the toilet that looked like part of the seat securing bolts.

Very noisy at night and the next door building work power drills started just after 8 in the morning.
Tried to have breakfast that we had paid for in advance but there were no tables as the hotel has a tiny area for breakfast, it was like trying to get breakfast on a busy tube station platform with pushing for places, we just walked away and went elsewhere.

This was booked through Super Breaks as part of a theatre visit, very disappointed in them for using a Hotel like this.

This Hotel was a shambles, a dirty one at that. Dont let the "we are being refurbished" excuse be an excuse for the rooms being in a dirty condition because it is not a valid reason.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

we were two couples. two double rooms.
the worst room i ever booked.
it was very small room, very dirty the breakfast was very poor.
and the staff was no friendly or helpful.
the location of course was great.
not value for money for sure.
never again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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bexhill
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Pros
-location near shops and tube stations
-cheap
-polite staff
Cons
-noisy lift all night
-tv didn't work properly
-no hot water
-breakfast poorly organised and electrics blew which meant no tea, juice or toast

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

went to the Bayswater inn hotel, was informed about the building work, was not expecting to see wires hanging out the ceiling, dust, and the information that it would NOT effect us as work starts at 11 was miss informed, fancy hearing drills at 9, having breakfast in reception next to entrance door, was a nightmare, my sisters 50th was something she will remember for the WRONG reasons, please tell the customers the truth when booking, do not except any rooms on the 4th floor or you will be joining the builders! will NOT be revisiting again.

Room Tip: rooms on the fouth floor should not be excepted, unsuitable if not a builder!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Polmont, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Booked this as wanted to be near Portobello Road market and Hyde Park. Excellent locationand within easy walk of tube station. Hotel ok for what I paid. Room was in basement and was clean and quiet but view onto brick wall not much to look at. Shower suprising good as I wondered if pressure would be bad in basement. Breakfast adequate but bit chaotic as small room with everyone trying to jostle past each other and tables set up in reception like school dinners.
Overall would use again if I wanted to be that side of town as it was satisfactory for couple of days if you are just looking for place to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend trip down to London, the price we paid was really good but it does mean you have to expect things being a bit ruff around the edges, my stay was fine I slept great every night, and the room was clean! And that's all I ask for. The hotel was outdated and needs a serious refurbishment and a bigger hall for breakfast as I was left standing with beans going cold for 10mins until a seat opened up.
I feel it was good for what I paid and if your looking for just a bed to sleep then it's great!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Bayswater Inn
Address: 8-16 Princes Square | Bayswater, London W2 4NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #942 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayswater Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayswater Inn Hotel is one of the oldest Victorian buildings in Bayswater, it was built in the 1900's and overlooks the picturesque views of Princes Gardens. The Hotel's location is also a stones throw away from Hyde Park. The Hotel's location borders some of London's most attractive vicinities to explore. Some of the top attractions in London are only moments away, this will be your ideal base to start your visit. The hotel is also minutes from Bayswater Tube station, Hyde Park, Notting Hill and Whiteley's shopping centre. Presenting over 140 bedrooms, which range from single to family rooms and arranged over six storey's, we strive to offer our guests the most comfortable and memorable experience that we hope your stay at the Bayswater Inn will exceed your expectations. Our recently refurbished lobby and Reception area, has stunning new marble floors and a stylish lounge adjacent to the modernized and transformed Reception desk. In addition, the contemporary Restaurant, serving breakfast every morning, has been superbly renovated to offer our guests a perfect setting overlooking the charming views of Princes Gardens, whilst indulging into our ample choice at the breakfast buffet. We look forward to welcoming you to The Bayswater Inn Hotel and we wish you a very pleasant stay with us! ... more   less 
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